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Editor’s Note: In honor of the 150th season of Princeton Football, The Daily Princetonian will be re-publishing football articles from our archives. This article was originally published on Nov. 18, 2013, after Princeton beat Yale to earn its first Ivy League championship since 2006, the first of head coach Bob Surace ’90’s tenure.
Tonight, No. 19 Princeton football (3–0) will host Lafayette (0–5), where the Leopards will look to bounce back from a tough loss at home to Penn. The Tigers will look to continue their early season dominance and continue dominating their non-conference schedule, in which their record is 13–1 since 2015. In that stretch, Princeton has played Lafayette three times and won all three, scoring at least 35 points in all of those games. Princeton’s win last week continued its winning streak dating back to last season to 13 straight, the longest in program history since 17 between 1964 and 1965.
The first weekend of the Northeast Water Polo Conference was a whirlwind for the No. 18 Princeton men’s water polo team (8–9, 2–1 NWPC): a loss against Harvard, a win against Brown, and finally a win against MIT after an exciting overtime.
In its latest match this season, Princeton men’s soccer (6–3, 0–1 Ivy League) defeated Delaware (2–4–3) by a score of 3–0. The game marked two significant milestones: first-year forward Spencer Fleurant’s first career two-goal game and first-year forward Daniel Diaz Bonilla’s first career goal.
Princeton men’s cross country’s first-year and varsity starters participated in their season opener on Saturday, tearing up the eight-kilometer course at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University. In a race of over 600 competitors, all 15 of Princeton’s runners ranked in the top 50; the Tigers put seven in the top 10. Only 43 seconds separated the Tigers’ first and 15th finisher.
Four minutes and four seconds remained in then-No. 12 Field Hockey’s (7–4 overall, 2–0 Ivy League) game against then-No. 2 Duke. The score stood at 4–4.
In its second match in Ivy League play this season, Princeton women’s soccer (4–4–2, 1–1–0 Ivy) came away with a dramatic 1–0 victory against Dartmouth, and senior goalkeeper Natalie Grossi set the Ivy League record with her 30th career shutout.
Princeton women’s volleyball (6–6 overall, 2–1 Ivy League) split their weekend against Columbia and Cornell. The Tigers defeated Columbia (8–5, 1–2) 3–1 on Friday but took a tough 3–1 loss from Cornell (10–2, 3–0) on Saturday.
Princeton men’s soccer (5–3, 0–1 Ivy League) began Ivy League play this season with a 1–0 loss against Dartmouth (4–3–1, 1–0 Ivy League) this past Saturday. A goal by Dartmouth midfielder Eric Sachleben in the 72nd minute ultimately put an end to Princeton’s four-game winning streak.
Men’s soccer @ Dartmouth: L 1–0
On Saturday, the football team opened the defense of their Ivy League title with a victory over Columbia. The 21–10 win over the Lions was characterized by some eye-opening plays, and trends that may carry over into the remainder of the season. Here are three takeaways from the game.
In a game full of notable firsts, one thing remained constant as Princeton (3–0, 1–0 Ivy) improved its record to 3–0 in a resilient 21–10 win over Ivy League rival Columbia (1–2, 0–1). The Tigers overcame a slow start, entering the half trailing 10–7 before taking control in the second half, shutting out the visiting Lions the rest of the way.
Men’s soccer (5–2, 0–0 Ivy League) defeated Saint Joseph’s University (4–6) on Tuesday 6–3, their last game before the Ivy League season starts. The six goals scored collectively by first-year forward Walker Gillespie, sophomore defender and midfielder Ryan Clare, sophomore forward Truman Gelnovatch, and junior forward Jonah Lytle are the most the Tigers have scored in a single game since their 7–3 victory over Seton Hall in 2011.
On a Friday night in New York City last year, Princeton football’s 45–10 win over Columbia inaugurated the team’s Ivy League play and foreshadowed the tremendous season to come. Though the 2018 team had dominated in two non-conference games to open the season, it was difficult to know how well its members would hold up until they had been tested in conference play. A commanding win over a solid Ivy League opponent sent a message to the rest of the league — Princeton was the team to beat.
Editor’s Note: In honor of the 150th season of Princeton Football, The Daily Princetonian will be re-publishing football articles from our archives. This article was originally published Nov. 23, 1964, the Monday after Princeton defeated Cornell to secure an undefeated season, its last until 2018.
No. 12 Princeton field hockey (5–4 overall, 1–0 Ivy League) started a new two-game win streak this week with victories over Dartmouth and No. 11 Delaware.
Last week, former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (nicknamed Megatron) caused a stir in sports media by admitting he would smoke marijuana after almost every game he played starting in 2007 until the end of his career in 2015.
Princeton women’s volleyball (5–5 overall, 1–0 Ivy) began Ivy League play with a 3–0 sweep (25–20, 26–24, 25–18) over Penn (7–3 overall, 0–1 Ivy) on Friday.
Last Saturday, in their first game of Ivy League play this season, women’s soccer was defeated by Yale 1—0 at Roberts Stadium in Princeton. After Yale scored in the 17th minute, the Tigers could not come back, resulting in a critical loss early in the season.
This past weekend, the women’s golf team hosted their first and only home tournament of the season, the Princeton Invitational, at Springdale Golf Club. Princeton finished in second place with a score of 582, trailing Seton Hall by seven strokes cumulatively over 36 holes. The Tigers’ leading scorer was first-year Grace Ni, who was -3 over the two days, shooting even par at 72 on Saturday and three-under 69 on Sunday. This was Ni’s second tournament at Princeton and her second tournament as the Tigers’ leading scorer. Senior co-captain Maya Walton also had a top-five finish at even par after being two-under par on Saturday and then two-over par on Sunday.